Period
to 19 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Remote Desktop skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Remote Desktop over the 6 months to 19 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Remote Desktop
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 512 521 565
Rank change year-on-year +9 +44 -12
Contract jobs citing Remote Desktop 144 116 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.27% 0.22% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.88% 1.47% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 76 48
UK excluding London median daily rate £140 £180 £256
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% -29.76% +17.82%
10th Percentile £102 £105 £109
90th Percentile £477 £441 £575
UK median daily rate £161 £200 £250
% change year-on-year -19.38% -20.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 5
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.85 £14.00 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.07% +19.15% -2.08%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.14 £10.50
90th Percentile £17.60 £17.03 £12.85
UK median hourly rate £15.02 £15.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year -3.10% +19.23% +8.33%

Remote Desktop is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 7,655 7,894 8,676
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.59% 15.24% 16.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,276 4,551 5,089
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £200 £161 £200
90th Percentile £563 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 453 520 573
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.88 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.28% -16.11% +6.50%
10th Percentile £11.88 £10.88 £11.36
90th Percentile £47.76 £43.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.73 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.13% -16.89% +2.27%

Remote Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Remote Desktop as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Remote Desktop in the UK excluding London

Remote Desktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Remote Desktop in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Remote Desktop in the UK excluding London

Remote Desktop
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Remote Desktop in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Remote Desktop in the UK excluding London

Remote Desktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Remote Desktop in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Remote Desktop in the UK excluding London

Remote Desktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Remote Desktop in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Remote Desktop in the UK excluding London

Remote Desktop
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Remote Desktop within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 19 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South West +1 41 £130 -69.41% 6
South East -34 36 £307 +104.67% 9
North of England 0 30 £131 -25.11% 7
East of England +9 20 £283 -48.64% 7
Yorkshire +2 19 £143 -9.52% 2
North West -1 10 £131 -29.05% 4
Midlands -1 9 £165 +13.79% 9
East Midlands +13 7 £150 +3.45% 5
Scotland 0 7 £125 -56.52% 1
West Midlands -3 2 £348 - 4
North East -7 1 - - 1
Wales -16 1 £182 +73.76%
Remote Desktop
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Remote Desktop also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for Remote Desktop.

1 111 (77.08%) Windows
2 85 (59.03%) Microsoft
3 81 (56.25%) Active Directory
4 58 (40.28%) Windows 7
5 49 (34.03%) Office 365
6 37 (25.69%) Microsoft Office
7 32 (22.22%) Windows 10
7 32 (22.22%) Windows Server
8 29 (20.14%) SCCM
9 28 (19.44%) DNS
10 26 (18.06%) Windows 8
11 25 (17.36%) Security Cleared
12 24 (16.67%) VPN
13 22 (15.28%) ITIL
13 22 (15.28%) SLA
14 20 (13.89%) Citrix
14 20 (13.89%) DHCP
14 20 (13.89%) VMware
14 20 (13.89%) SC Cleared
15 19 (13.19%) SQL
15 19 (13.19%) Microsoft Certification
16 17 (11.81%) Linux
16 17 (11.81%) SharePoint
16 17 (11.81%) Windows XP
16 17 (11.81%) MS Exchange
16 17 (11.81%) Windows Server 2012
17 16 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
18 15 (10.42%) Data Centre
18 15 (10.42%) ITSM
18 15 (10.42%) Internet

Remote Desktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (11.81%) MS Exchange
1 17 (11.81%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.39%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.69%) IIS
4 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 37 (25.69%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 49 (34.03%) Office 365
2 9 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.86%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (4.86%) IaaS
3 7 (4.86%) SaaS
4 6 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (2.08%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.69%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 28 (19.44%) DNS
2 24 (16.67%) VPN
3 20 (13.89%) DHCP
4 15 (10.42%) Internet
5 12 (8.33%) TCP/IP
6 10 (6.94%) LAN
6 10 (6.94%) WAN
7 9 (6.25%) Firewall
8 6 (4.17%) HTTP
9 5 (3.47%) Broadband
9 5 (3.47%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (2.78%) VoIP
11 3 (2.08%) Intranet
11 3 (2.08%) WebEx
12 2 (1.39%) Cisco ISE
12 2 (1.39%) SAN
12 2 (1.39%) Skype
13 1 (0.69%) IPv4
13 1 (0.69%) PBX
13 1 (0.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.56%) Electronic Patient Records
1 8 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 1 (0.69%) JIRA
General
1 11 (7.64%) Finance
2 7 (4.86%) Law
3 4 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.08%) Electronics
4 3 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.08%) Marketing
5 2 (1.39%) Advertising
5 2 (1.39%) Banking
6 1 (0.69%) Publishing
6 1 (0.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (20.83%) Analyst
2 27 (18.75%) Desktop Engineer
3 25 (17.36%) Support Engineer
4 17 (11.81%) Desktop Support
5 16 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
6 14 (9.72%) Service Analyst
6 14 (9.72%) Service Desk Analyst
7 13 (9.03%) Architect
7 13 (9.03%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 12 (8.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 12 (8.33%) IT Support
8 12 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
9 10 (6.94%) Support Analyst
10 8 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
11 7 (4.86%) SaaS Architect
11 7 (4.86%) Service Desk Support
11 7 (4.86%) Solutions Architect
12 6 (4.17%) Cloud Architect
12 6 (4.17%) Cloud Solutions Architect
12 6 (4.17%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.17%) REST
2 5 (3.47%) LAMP
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (0.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.42%) Data Centre
2 14 (9.72%) NHS
3 13 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (8.33%) iPhone
5 9 (6.25%) Blackberry
5 9 (6.25%) iPad
5 9 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (5.56%) e-Health
6 8 (5.56%) LIMS
6 8 (5.56%) PACS
7 6 (4.17%) Driving Licence
7 6 (4.17%) Management Information System
7 6 (4.17%) Over-the-Top Content
7 6 (4.17%) Virtual Team
8 4 (2.78%) Mobile App
9 3 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.39%) Device Driver
10 2 (1.39%) Fat Client
10 2 (1.39%) PKI
10 2 (1.39%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 111 (77.08%) Windows
2 58 (40.28%) Windows 7
3 32 (22.22%) Windows 10
3 32 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 26 (18.06%) Windows 8
5 17 (11.81%) Linux
5 17 (11.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (11.81%) Windows XP
6 14 (9.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (5.56%) Android
8 7 (4.86%) Unix
8 7 (4.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (3.47%) Ubuntu
11 4 (2.78%) Mac OS X
12 3 (2.08%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.69%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.69%) Solaris
13 1 (0.69%) VMS
13 1 (0.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (15.28%) ITIL
2 16 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
3 15 (10.42%) ITSM
4 12 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 12 (8.33%) Migration
5 11 (7.64%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (6.94%) Service Delivery
7 8 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (5.56%) Analytics
7 8 (5.56%) Data Migration
7 8 (5.56%) Health Informatics
7 8 (5.56%) Informatics
8 7 (4.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 7 (4.86%) Server Patching
8 7 (4.86%) TOGAF
8 7 (4.86%) Translating Business Requirements
8 7 (4.86%) UML
8 7 (4.86%) Zachman Framework
9 6 (4.17%) Data Protection
10 5 (3.47%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 19 (13.19%) SQL
2 14 (9.72%) PowerShell
3 7 (4.86%) Perl
3 7 (4.86%) VBA
4 1 (0.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (17.36%) Security Cleared
2 20 (13.89%) SC Cleared
3 19 (13.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.86%) A+ Certification
4 7 (4.86%) DV Cleared
4 7 (4.86%) MCSA
5 5 (3.47%) MCSE
6 4 (2.78%) CCA
6 4 (2.78%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.39%) Degree
7 2 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.39%) MCDST
7 2 (1.39%) MCITP
7 2 (1.39%) MCP
8 1 (0.69%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (15.28%) SLA
2 8 (5.56%) HL7
3 4 (2.78%) GDPR
4 1 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 81 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.33%) Docker
3 7 (4.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 7 (4.86%) Virtual Servers
4 6 (4.17%) VMware Workstation
4 6 (4.17%) XenApp
5 5 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (2.78%) Hyper-V
7 3 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.39%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.69%) Cygwin
9 1 (0.69%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.69%) vSphere
9 1 (0.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (20.14%) SCCM
2 15 (10.42%) SCOM
3 12 (8.33%) Kubernetes
4 5 (3.47%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.69%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.69%) Ansible
5 1 (0.69%) Automic
5 1 (0.69%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.69%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.69%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.69%) Ganglia
5 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.69%) Nagios
5 1 (0.69%) OpenView
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.69%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.69%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.69%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 85 (59.03%) Microsoft
2 20 (13.89%) Citrix
2 20 (13.89%) VMware
3 14 (9.72%) HP
4 9 (6.25%) Apple
4 9 (6.25%) SolarWinds
5 6 (4.17%) Red Hat
6 5 (3.47%) Cisco
6 5 (3.47%) Dell
6 5 (3.47%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.78%) Avaya
7 4 (2.78%) Canon
7 4 (2.78%) Xerox
8 3 (2.08%) BMC
8 3 (2.08%) Ivanti
8 3 (2.08%) Mitel
8 3 (2.08%) SAP
9 2 (1.39%) Altiris
9 2 (1.39%) Micro Focus
9 2 (1.39%) Oracle